A partner and former chair in the Milwaukee office Real Estate Practice of Foley & Lardner LLP, Hugh J. O'Halloran concentrates in the areas of corporate real estate finance, sales and acquisitions; establishment and servicing of real estate investment entities; and zoning and municipal real estate development law matters. He is also a member of the firm’s Hospitality, Resort & Golf, Sports, and Health Care Industry Teams.
A significant portion of his time is spent working on golf course developments, including drafting and negotiating design, construction, and operating agreements associated with those projects. His golf course development work also includes financing of golf courses and their associated residential and mixed-use projects.
Mr. O’Halloran also devotes significant portions of his practice to acquisition, development, financing and disposition of senior housing projects, medical office buildings, and industrial facilities. In structuring these transactions, he draws upon his extensive experience working on sale/leaseback structures, municipal finance and tax incentive programs, and third-party equity infusions.
Mr. O’Halloran has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system. He is ranked by Chambers USA as one of the top real estate lawyers in the state of Wisconsin (2009 - 2013) and was selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of real estate law.Mr. O'Halloran is a member of the Real Property Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. He also is a past editor-in-chief of theJournal of the National Sports Law Institute. He currently serves on the advisory board for the Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and on the board of directors for the Grand Teton National Park Foundation in Jackson, Wyoming. He also serves on the board of directors of the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Mr. O'Halloran formerly served on the board of the Friends of Schlitz Audubon Center, Inc. in Milwaukee.